|Hi, My name is Tee and I am a CASER! I,
unlike Becky Higgins, Rebecca Sower and many of the other very
talented scrapbook designers, am NOT creative at coming up with a
unique way of using my scrapbook supplies.
I can’t sit down with my pictures in hand, my paper wardrobe
and plethora of embellishments and whip out a gorgeous page that
deserves to be on the front cover of my favorite scrapbooking
magazine. I sit for hours on end staring at my supplies and never
get a single layout completed. My cure, Casing!
I browse scrapbooking magazines, online galleries (especially
the ScrapVillage museum)
and even EBay
for my inspiration. I recently came across a Planner on EBay that
really got my creative juices flowing. The original designer,
Glynda, created a planner using her scrapbooking supplies and sold
it on EBay for $229.52. I studied her craftiness and decided I too
could make a planner. At the point I decided to make my own Glynda's
auction had closed and she had taken down her images, leaving me with my memory of her book to
go off of. That was the best part; finding within me the ability
to add my own style but still use someone else’s creation as
I knew from Glynda's EBay ad she used a 4x5 spiral-bound
journal, Sweetwater patterned paper, MM label holder, ribbons,
silk flowers, mini brads, letter stickers, clip, textured
cardstock, K&Co epoxy letters, Scrap Works Color Rubz, tags,
staples, Jolee’s Boutique accent stickers, Stand Outs accent
stickers, Dot Talk accent, colored, dyed, and printed twill tape,
and letter stamps.
I wanted to use as much from my stash as possible and buy only
when necessary. I pulled out all my embellishments, ribbon,
cardstock and I even had a supply of a DMD 4x5 spiral bond books.
I so enjoyed going though all my supplies and finding the perfect
accents for each page.
I loved the look of the cut 1x1 squares of patterned paper on
the black back ground. Unfortunately my spiral bond book had a
cream background. Easy fix, paint it! I took the cover off my
book, pulled out my black Making Memories paint and applied a
think coat of black paint.
My next challenge was finding ribbons to match each month’s
color scheme. The solution I must admit was brilliant. I took some
of my Junkitz Collectionz fabric material and made ribbon by cutting the material on
the bias. It really gave my album the Shabby Chic look I was going
The rest of my album came together very easily and made the
perfect gifts for my niece and a co-worker who think I am the most
creative person to walk the face of the earth no matter how many
times I say that I am a "CASER". I copy and steal
everything from someone else’s design. Although I think it is
more polite to be known as a borrower than a stealer, CABER
just doesn’t seem to have the same pizzazz.
Hold your head high and be proud that you too can be the most
creative looking person on the face of the earth by just following
the examples of others, giving it your own touch, always give the
original designer credit and get projects done!
Repeat after me, I too can be a very talented CASER!
CASE = Copy and Steal Everything!
Glynda can be found on EBay with the UserID of glyndar